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YHEC at the local level is a basic introduction for youth who are interested in hunting. State YHEC events are at an intermediate level and require youth to have completed a hunter safety course. Local and state YHEC events must feature at least one of the following responsibility/educational events and one of the following shooting events:

Responsibility Events

Test your knowledge of hunter safety, ethics, responsibility and laws

Back of a hunter in blaze orange holding a shotgun with the sun in the background

Hunter Safety Trail

Demonstrate your knowledge of safe hunting practices in various hunting situations

Compass laying on a map


Prove you know how to navigate a course utilizing a map and compass

Skulls of multiple animals on a table

Wildlife Identification

Identify tracks, hides, feathers, and signs of North American wildlife

Shooting Events

Young men wearing ear protection shooting scoped rifles at a range.

.22 Rifle

Utilize a .22 rifle to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Young girl smiles after shooting a shotgun on a range.


Demonstrate your shotgun shooting skills across multiple hunters' clay stations

Young man in red shirt shooting a muzzleloading rifle next to a fence.


Use a muzzleloading rifle with open sights to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Archer in camouflage at full draw.


Walk through a course with life size animal targets

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For more information about YHEC, contact Youth Hunter Education at (800) 492-4868 opt. 3 or [email protected]